Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Radiator Springs at Christmas: California Adventure

Lightning McQueen: "Where am I?"
Tow Mater: "Where are you?  Shoot! You're in Radiator Springs.  The cutest little town in Carburetor County." 

~ From Pixar's Cars, 2006

 Cars is one of my most favorite Pixar movies; it juggles for the top spot with Brave and Up, Monsters Inc. and Ratatouille falling close behind.  It's also one of the most bashed Pixar films as well with only a 75% rating from rotten tomatoes.

Cozy Cone Motel at Radiator springs

This expansion of California Adventure Disneyland opened last June, and I was biting at the bit to go!  I first learned about Radiator Springs being brought to life in the D23 Summer 2009 issue and was ecstatic.  The whole idea of it was so incredibly cool. 

 Sarge's Surplus Hut

 Fillmore's Taste Inn

 Ramone's House of Body Art

 Flo's V8 Cafe

 Luigis Casa Della Tires

 It was a lot of fun walking through Radiator Springs, seeing it all decked out for the Christmas season.  Pure awesome, and it got me in an early Christmas spirit.

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